We want to have heroes, and we want to remember the good times, but the times our Bible discusses were not idyllic, not even really good.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm done with Richard Dawkins. As a teenager, the brilliant scientist was among the first to break through my bubble of petty fundamentalism and push me to think critically about the superstitions that envelope our cultures. I miss that guy and have no idea where he went.
As many as 800 employees from the overseas missions agency will soon be unemployed.
I was put on this Earth to live the often fabulous -- though frequently maligned -- life of a homosexual. Sling your accusatory rhetoric at me all you want. But to use Bible verses to taint someone's existence, his very life, as a sin because he is attracted to someone of the same-sex is deplorable.
"My daddy got tired of hearing me bawl and told me to beat her good first chance I got."
Our faith is done a disservice by ministers who seek to have the most, rather than seek out those with the least. Kent's act does what ministry should: challenge, inform and enliven our faith lives.
The real question isn't why Baptists are behaving like Baptists but rather why Hollywood studios aren't behaving like capitalists, selling more by either getting rid of the bad words or making alternative versions available to consumers like those represented by Lifeway.
Although taken far too soon and too unexpectedly, we can learn these things from Whitney Houston's home going services.
Jeffress, who has not responded to requests for comment by The Huffington Post, has said evangelicals should vote for Perry